(CMR) Rohan Anthony Gidarsingh (44) who was found guilty in April 2017 of raping a hotel guest after a five-day trial is now working at the Fairbanks Prison facility; which exclusively houses female inmates. He was later sentenced to 13-years in prison after a Grand Court jury found him guilty of raping the female visitor in her hotel room.
Shocking reports are reaching Cayman Marl Road that Gidarsingh may be out on a temporary release license despite only being sentenced in early June 2017.
A temporary release license board would normally allow low-risk Category D offenders who only have 18-24 months remaining on their sentence to participate in the reintegration program after a thorough assessment is carried out. The program is designed to assist offenders with re-integrating into the community. The assessment is meant to determine their true risk level and allows them to access services needed for re-entry including living in an enhanced reintegration unit (ERU) instead of the prison.
However, Gidarsingh does not appear to be eligible for the program and critics are shocked that given the offense that he was convicted for he would be allowed to have access to incarcerated female inmates. Also, Gidarsingh is not in the ERU but remains in the general prison population.
In fact, we understand that he does the cooking there during the workweek and has been cooking alongside female inmates for at least the past month. Furthermore, sources indicate that his wife is permitted to drive him unsupervised back to the prison in the evening after he's transported there by a female officer in the morning. Further, when he is at the prison there are no male officers present. He is left there with a female officer supervising him.
From all indications, he would NOT have been on-site during the recent earthquake where inmates were allegedly abandoned. However, a female inmate who is also a rape survivor and was working in the kitchen has been asked to be removed from that duty.
Another query regarding this particular case is why he is eligible for reintegration at all when deportation has been ordered after his release. Gidarsingh is originally from Jamaica.
Note: This is one installment in a series of investigative pieces that Cayman Marl Road is doing on the prison system in the Cayman.